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Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism: Race, Religion, and Democracy

Thursday, February 10th 2022, 5:00pm
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

Why does contemporary antiracism devolve into identity politics and white guilt, each of which leaves standing structures and systems destructive to minoritized life? Why does antiracism marginalize Asian Americans, those already marginalized by racism? Can religion, and Christianity in particular, play a constructive role in anti-racism’s democratic future? Developing themes from his recent book, Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2022), Baylor’s Jonathan Tran offers a wideranging discussion of some of our most pressing questions.

Jonathan Tran is Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and George W. Baines Chair of Religion in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. Professor Tran joined Baylor’s Religion Department in 2006 after completing his graduate studies in theology and ethics at Duke University. His research examines the theological and political implications of human life in language. His most recent book is Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Presented by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion and cosponsored by the Othering and Belonging Institute and the Graduate Theological Union.

Click here to register for the webinar on Zoom. Click here for the flyer.

This event is online only